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$500,000 of $1.2 million raised
We are looking to raise $1,200,000 (approximately INR 89,491,000) to provide 3,500 cylinders and 700 concentrators free of cost — to those who need them but can't afford them. Contributions are tax-exempt in the United States and India.
India is facing its toughest health and humanitarian crisis since independence.
With more than 17 million coronavirus cases and nearly 200,000 deaths reported to date, the health system has simultaneously run out of testing kits, hospital beds, and the supply of medical oxygen. Thousands are dying simply because they cannot breathe.
The #OxygenForIndia is a volunteer-run campaign to deliver lifesaving medical oxygen to those who need it the most, and especially the poor who have little chance of being admitted to a hospital.
With no hospital admissions available, the only hope for critical COVID-19 patients to get medical oxygen supply at their homes (in the form of cylinders and oxygen concentrators). Also, small hospitals have no reliable source of medical oxygen.
There is no specific database or helpline number to call for supplies. This has led desperate family members to rely on social media, which often leads to unreliable or outdated sources.
Despite a capacity to produce at least 7,100 tonnes of oxygen every day, the country is struggling to provide it where it is needed the most due to a supply chain and distribution issue. The delay is a product of where production units are located and a stretched distribution network.
We are establishing OxygenForIndia desks at various hospitals to help people get oxygen cylinders and concentrators at zero cost.
OxygenForIndia is a group of individuals and organizations from a variety of backgrounds. Special thanks to The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and to HealthCube, our distribution partner.
Note: OxygenForIndia is not a registered organization. We receive funds through the
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), a global research organization. CDDEP is a 501c3 organization.
In India, we receive funds through the Tech4Health Foundation, a registered non-profit with 12a registration and 80g tax exemption. Contributions from the US and India are fully tax exempt to the extent of the law. If you are in other countries, please send your funds to CDDEP.
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